Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available next Tuesday March 22.

Track Listing:

1. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" - Emily Browning
2. "Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)" - Björk featuring Skunk Anansie
3. "White Rabbit" - Emiliana Torrini
4. "I Want It All"/"We Will Rock You" Mash-Up - Queen w/ Armageddon Aka Geddy
5. "Search And Destroy" - Skunk Anansie
6. "Tomorrow Never Knows" - Alison Mosshart and Carla Azar
7. "Where Is My Mind?" - Yoav featuring Emily Browning
8. "Asleep" - Emily Browning
9. "Love Is The Drug" - Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac

** Watch the "Sucker Punch" trailer at www.sucker-punch-movie.com

Ferris Bueller Goes Indie

Nikki Sixx Shocks With , Erm, Shocking Photos

Wow Nikki Sixx discovered Joel-Peter Witkin. I remember 1994.

Here's a story about Nikki Sixx and his current rebel stance on facebook:
Toronto Sun

Silly Nikki, you can't post naked fat women on Facebook. Didn't we learn from the banned Lane Bryant bra commercial that no one likes that? And those women were clothed and normal sized.

Oh and by the way, Motley Crue amd Poison are touring together. But the part that bugs me is that The New York Dolls are opening for them.

1 East Rutherford NJ US The Bamboozle Festival @ NewMeadowlands Sports Complex
24 Mexico City MX Palacio de los Deportes (The Sports Palace)
26 Monterrey MX Teatro Banamex (Banamex Theatre)
27 Guadalajara US Arena VFG

7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
9 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
10 Houston, TX Toyota Center
12 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Pavilion
14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
15 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
17 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
18 Las Vegas, NV Venue TBD
19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
28 Toronto, ON Molson Ampitheater
29 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

1 Tinley Park, IL FMB Amphitheater
2 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
5 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
6 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
8 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center (Mötley Crüe & NY Dolls Only)
10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
13 Hershey, PA Star Pavilion at Hershey Park
15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
22 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
27 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days (Mötley Crüe Only)
29 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
30 Frederick, MD Outlaw Jam 2011
31 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

5 Tomah, WI Fort MCoy

Klaus Beyer

Find more artists like Klaus Beyer at Myspace Music

Third Man Records Rolling Record Mobile Stops at SXSW

In case you haven't heard, the folks at Third Man Records are driving people far away from their sweet sweet goodies crazy yet again. The label has a rolling record store chock full o' limited editions and other treats for good little boys and girls.

The label promises opening day will be "something special" so get there early for the unveiling at noon. And 3pm brings a We Are Hex DJ set and Tri-Color versions
of their 7" debut.

A list of their scheduled locations:
March 16th - 4th and Colorado (next to Frank)
March 17th - Waterloo Records
March 18th - 4th and Colorado (next to Frank)
March 19th - Rainy St. and Driscoll
Open daily from 12-5pm and 7-10pm

Just in case they have more up their sleeves, follow their twitter for more announcements @ThirdManRRS.

And if you happen to be at SXSW here's a list of Third Man Performers:

Saturday, March 20
Rachael Ray's Feedback Day Party at Stubbs

Thursday, March 17
1:00pm - Waterloo Performance
1:15am - Domino/Emo's Jr. Performance

Saturday, March 19
7:00pm - Headlining the Consequence of Sound day party at Larimer Lounge

Wednesday, March 16
2:00 PM - eMusic Party @ Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Thursday, March 17
3:10 PM - PreFixMag.com Party @ 501 Studios, 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702
4:30 PM – Thrasher/Impose Magazine Party @ Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St,
Austin, TX 78702

Friday, March 18
3:30 PM - Volcom Party @ Jackalope, 404 E. 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
10:00 PM - Vice/Noisey.com Party @ Kiss N Fly, 404 Colorado St (@ 5th St),
Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, March 19
11:00 PM - Panache Booking Party @ The Mohawk, 912 Red River St, Austin, TX

Tuesday, March 15
12:00am - Frank

Wednesday, March 16
The Badlands (time TBA) | Elysium (SXSW Offical 12AM)

Thursday, March 17
Gueros (time 12PM) | Hole in the Wall (time 8PM)

Friday, March 18th
Habana Bar (SXSW Offical 1AM) | Peckerhead's (time TBA) | Red Eyed Fly (time

Tuesday, March 15
11:00pm - Panache Pre-SXSW Party At Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th Street (Inside

Wednesday, March 16th
4:45pm - AnSo SXSW Party At Spider House, 2908 Fruth Street

Thursday, March 19th
1:00pm - Brooklyn Vegan Day Party At Barbarella, 615 Red River Street
3:00pm - Strange Boys Party At Trailer Space, 401 Rosewood Avenue
12:00am - Pinpoint Music Unofficial Show At Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 422
Congress Avenue

Friday, March 18th
2:25pm - Stay Gold Show At The Eastern, 1511 E. 6th Street
4:30pm - My Old Kentucky Blog Party At Peckerheads, 402 E. 6th Street
7:45pm - Austin Psych Fest Show At Spider House, 2906 Fruth Street

Saturday, March 19th
3:30pm - Psychic Lunch At Spider House, 2906 Fruth Street
9:40pm - Panache Booking SXSW Showcase At Mohawk, 912 Red River Street
(Inside Stage)

Sunday, March 20th
3:30pm Panache Hangover Party At Beerland, 711 Red River Street

Ben Allison to Collaborate With Robert Pinsky

Bassist and composer Ben Allison has announced performances to support his 10th album, Action-Refraction, which will be released April 12th via Palmetto. Action-Refraction marks Allison's first album of covers, and it features songs by such artists as PJ Harvey, Donny Hathaway, and Neil Young. Additionally he will have an ongoing 2011 Tuesday night workshop at Kush on NYC's Lower East Side.

Ben Allison and his trio will perform live with Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky at the New School’s Celebration Film Noir on April 5th. Allison has also been collaborating with legendary performance artist Joey Arias, in preparation for a Town Hall show April 21st.

Allison said of the project, “Artistically, Pinsky and Arias seem to be polar opposites – Poet Laureate and Downtown Diva. But both are extraordinary communicators who use words and music to get to something that’s personal and all-embracing. The freeform elements of music and poetry, and music and performance art all seem to flow from the same impulse and fit together in my mind. Robert is "America’s civic poet." Joey is a larger-than-life icon of the NYC art scene. What they have in common is a dedication to bringing their art to the public and putting themselves out there. I feel equally at home working with both of them and love the challenge and range of expression.”

April 5 @ The New School, 8pm / Ben Allison Trio
‘A Celebration of Film Noir’ with Roberty Pinsky, Frank Kimbrough & Rudy Royston
April 6 @ Jazz at Lincoln Center, 7pm / Ben Allison
Listening Party for ‘Action-Refraction’ and Q&A with Ken Druker
April 12 & 13 @ Jazz Standard, 7:30pm & 9pm / Ben Allison Band
Album Release Parties for ‘Action-Refraction’
April 21 @ Town Hall, 8pm
Joey Arias & Ben Allison
April 19 & 26 @ Kush, 8pm / Ben Allison Trio
Ongoing 2011 Tuesday Workshop Residency (191 Chrystie)

Visit Ben Allison's website for more information.

Times New Viking

Here's the new video from Times New Viking "Hello, we are Times New Viking from Columbus, Ohio" from the album Dancer Equired, available April 26.

Times New Viking from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Download "No Room To Live."

TImes New Viking On the Road:
03/17 Austin, TX Pitchfork Party @ East Side Drive Inn, 4:15pm
03/18 Austin, TX Ground Control Touring @ Urban Outfitters, 4pm
03/18 Austin, TX Merge Label Showcase @ The Parish, 7:30pm
03/19 Austin, TX Home Slice Pizza, 2:20pm
03/22 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge *
03/23 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle *
* = w/ Wild Flag
# = w/ King Tuff, JEFF The Brotherhood

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Primus On Tour

Primus will release an as yet untitled album this summer, and have announced tour dates.

Primus tour dates:

3/18 -- Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
5/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theater
5/20 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
5/21 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
5/23 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
5/24 - Austin, TX - Stubb's
5/25 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
5/27 - Fayettevile, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion
5/28 - Omaha, NE - Downtown Benson St
5/29 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
5/31 - Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium
6/01 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
6/03 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
6/04 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
6/07 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
6/08 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
6/09 - Charleston, SC - N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
6/10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Le Tigre Documenatry: Who Took the Bomp?

The documentary Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour directed by Kerthy Fixwill be available on dvd June 7.

Who Took the Bomp?
- The film tour:
3/17: Austin, TX @ State Theatre, 6:15pm
3/19: Austin, TX @ Vimeo Theatre, 2:30pm
03/23: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Francis College
(Q&A feat. Johanna Fateman and Kerthy Fix to follow screening)
03/27: Melbourne, VIC, Australia @ Melbourne Queer Film Festival
4/4: New York, NY @ MoMA, 7 PM
(Q&A feat. Johanna Fateman & Kathleen Hanna to follow screening)
04/12: Cologne, Germany @ International Women's Film Festival
04/16: Orlando, FL @ Florida Film Festival
04/27: Boston, MA @ Independent Film Festival Boston
05/06: Vancouver, BC @ DOXA
05/27: Mexico City, Mexico @ Distrital Film Festival
(Q&A feat. Kerthy Fix to follow screening)
06/28: Barcelona, Spain @ Barcelona Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Induct Big Star Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Sign a petition to induct Big Star into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by clicking here.

Here's just one of their genius songs "September Girls."

Read my review of the band's amazing and necessary box set here.

Submarine Trailer

This British film directed by Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi, Mighty Boosh), based upon the book by Joe Dunthorne, looks gorgeous. I can't wait to see it. Although it's likely I may have to purchase the dvd unless there's enough buzz to get it to play an art cinema here.

Tim Hecker

Here's some ambient to love - Tim Hecker "Hatred Of Music I" from Ravedeath, 1972 on Kranky.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mi Ami - "Dolphins"

Download: Mi Ami - "Dolphins" (Ital Remix) here.

Mi Ami - Dolphins 12" - Out March 15, limited to 750 copies, now avaiable for pre-order

Awesome Sexy Sax Prank

Not since the sax guy in Lost Boys have I been so amused.

Noel Fielding does "Wuthering Heights"

Noel Fielding channeling Kate Bush...

Toro Y Moi North American Tour

Toro Y Moi have announced North American tour dates:
03/12 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn*
03/13 New Orleans, LA The Saturn Bar*
03/14 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds*
03/15 Pharr, TX @ Jagz*$
03/16 Austin, TX Fader Fort, 1:30pm
03/16 Austin, TX Force Field PR / Terrorbird 4th Annual Day Party @ Red 7 Patio, 4:30pm
03/17 Austin, TX Carpark Showcase @ 512 Bar, 1:00am
03/17 Austin, TX DMX Party @ Volstead Lounge, 5:00pm
03/17 Austin, TX Waterloo Records, 1:30pm
03/18 Austin, TX Gorilla Vs. Bear @ Klub Krucial, 10:15pm
03/18 Austin, TX The Windish Agency Party @ Emo's, 2:15pm
03/18 Austin, TX Pitchfork Party @ The East Side Drive In, 6:15pm
03/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada*
03/20 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace*^
03/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn*^$
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar*
03/23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*
03/24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
03/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir*
03/26 Kennewick, WA The Red Room*^
03/27 Seattle, WA Crocodile*
03/28 Vancouver, BC Biltmore ^
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge #
03/31 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
04/01 Kansas City, MO Riot Room #
04/02 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr. #
04/03 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry #
04/04 Northfield, MN The Cave ^
04/05 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle #
04/06 Bloomington, IN The Bishop #^
04/07 Toronto, ON Wrongbar #
04/08 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa #
04/09 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall #
04/10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
04/11 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #
04/12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church #
04/13 Baltimore, MD Talking Head #^
04/14 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel #
04/15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 #^
04/16 Columbia, SC Indie Grits Film Festival
04/23 Honolulu, HI Next Door

Here's the newest video by Toro Y Moi, "New Beat," from Underneath the Pine.

Toro Y Moi - "New Beat" (Official Video) from Urban Outfitters on Vimeo.

Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings Split 7" available Mar. 29 fromCarpark.

1. "I Will Talk to You" (Toro Y Moi)
2. "For No Reason" (Cloud Nothings)

Woods to Release New Album, Tour

Woods will release their new album, Sun & Shade, June 14 on their own Woodsist record label.

Here's the video for an older track "To Clean"

Woods On Tour 2011:
14/03/11 : Hare & Hounds - Birmingham
15/03/11 : The Deaf Institute - Manchester
16/03/11 : Bush Hall - London
17/03/11 : La Maison des Musiques - Brussel
18/03/11 : Cafe de la Danse - Paris
19/03/11 : Klub Radar @ Tivoli - Utrecht
20/03/11 : Vera - Groningen
21/03/11 : Comet Club - Berlin
22/03/11 : Molotow - Hamburg
23/03/11 : Loppen - Copenhagen
24/03/11 : Pusterviksbaren - Gothenburg
25/03/11 : Revolver - Oslo
26/03/11 : Club What We Do Is Secret @ Strand - Stockholm
27/03/11 : Kuudes Linja - Helsinki

Friday, March 11, 2011


Here's the video for "Black Rabbit" by Pujol. It was directed by Stewart Copeland and the 7" is available via Third Man Records.

I love it! I just bought the EP Alive at the Same Time from itunes. The band has several groovy 7" available from various sites, including the February release "Bonedaddy" from Jeffrey Drag Records. There's a Christmas song and colored vinyl from Turbo Time Records. Check out Pujol's myspace page for more information and links here.

Here's a live video from Pujol "Butterfly Knife"

Thanks to youtube user iammjlo fo posting!

Mandy & Jason

Mandy & Jason "Built On the Sun" (featuring the smooth and sweet vocals of Garbo's Daughter's Mandy Mullins), from their self titled album available from the always groovy Burger Records.

Vivian Girls Extend Tour and Bring On No Joy As Support

Vivian Girls have extended their tour in support of their new release Share the Joy (April 12) and have added the band No Joy as openers.
Download the MP3 for the single "I Heard You Say" for free.

Vivian Girls On Tour 2011:
Tue-Apr-05 Asheville, NC Sage Café / Warren Wilson College
Wed-Apr-06 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
Thu-Apr-07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Fri-Apr-08 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sat-Apr-09 Philadelphia, PA The Trocodero
Mon-Apr-11 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY SMOG / Bard College
Tue-Apr-12 New York, NY Webster Hall
Wed-Apr-13 Providence, RI The Met Café
Thu-Apr-14 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Fri-Apr-15 Montreal, QC Le National
Sat-Apr-16 Toronto, ON Pheonix Concert Theatre
Sun-Apr-17 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Tue-Apr-19 Columbus, OH Outland Live
Wed-Apr-20 Newport, KY Southgate House
Thu-Apr-21 St Louis, MO The Firebird
Fri-Apr-22 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
Sat-Apr-23 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Sun-Apr-24 Northfield, MN The Cave / Carleton College
Mon-Apr-25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Tue-Apr-26 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
Wed-Apr-27 Dallas, TX The Loft
Thu-Apr-28 Austin, TX Emo's
Sun-May-01 Los Angeles, CA The Echo / Part Time Punks
Mon-May-02 San Diego, CA Casbah
Tue-May-03 Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters
Wed-May-04 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Fri-May-06 Seattle, WA Vera Project
Sat-May-07 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
Sun-May-08 Portland, OR Holocene
Wed-May-11 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Thu-May-12 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Fri-May-13 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
Sat-May-14 Bloomington, IN Max's Place
Sun-May-15 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
4/6 - 4/29 supporting Black Lips
5/2 - 5/15 with No Joy

Thao and Mirah West Coast Tour

Thao and Mirah will be touring in support of their upcoming album Thao & Mirah
which will be available April 26.

May 2011
1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour - w/ Led to Sea
2 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho - w/ Led to Sea
3 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish - w/ Led to Sea
5 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ The Biltmore - w/ Led to Sea
6 - Bellingham, WA @ WWU - w/ The New Pornographers
7 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile - w/ Led to Sea
8 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom - w/ Led to Sea
9 - Olympia, WA @ Northern - w/ Led to Sea

Thao & Mirah "How Dare You" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Mountains To Release New Abum and Plot Short Tour

Mountains will release their new album Air Museum May 10 via Thrill Jockey.

Air Museum's information:
Air Museum blurs the lines between acoustic and electronic music even more without sacrificing melody or the delicacy of their sound. It is an album of firsts. It was the first album that the acoustic instruments were not processed via a computer. Instead, the processing of the instrumentation (acoustic and electric guitar, cello, accordion, piano, bass etc.) was done using a variety of pedals, modular synths, and other analog techniques. While acoustic instruments were used extensively, the album manifests itself sonically as their most "electronic" record yet. Air Museum is also their first record that was made in a studio. Working in the studio expanded their possibilities, giving more room for experimentation. While much of the album was recorded in real time with minor editing, the band took the opportunity to utilize the studio as an instrument of sorts, investing a great amount of time in customizing their approach to post-production. Air Museum was recorded at Telescope Recording, in Brooklyn, New York, between December 2010 and January 2011, with the exception of "Blue Lanterns On East Oxford" which was recorded in Philadelphia in the spring of 2010 and "Live At The Triple Door", an edit of a live performance that took place in Seattle at the 2009 Decibel Festival.

Air Museum track list:
01. January 17
02. Thousand Square
03. Newsprint
04. Sequel
05. Blue Lanterns on East Oxford
06. Backwards Crossover
07. Live at the Triple Door

Mountains On Tour:
Mar 28 Pittsburgh, PA The Shop
Mar 29 Lafayette, IN The Black Sparrow
Mar 30 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival
Mar 31 Chicago, IL The Hideout w/Zomes, The Skull Defekts
Apr 1 Detroit, MI Museum of Contemporary Art
Apr 2 Buffalo, NY Soundlab w/Zomes, The Skull Defekts
Apr 3 Wilkes-Barre, PA The Crimson Lion Lounge

Mountains' critivally acclaimed debut record Choral sold through three LP pressings and was one of Thrill Jockey's best selling releases of 2009.

New Smurfs Movie Trailer

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Maria Bamford Show Episode One

This is one of my most favorite things ever...

Reggie Watts Being Brilliant On Conan

And that is the best sweater I have ever seen.

Support For a Patty Schemel Project

Patty Schemel, rock Goddess and drummer. She has played with Hole, Bastard w/Courtney Love and Louise Post, Lucid Nation, Juliette and the Licks, and the under appreciated band Imperial Teen.
Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel

Anna Waronker Q&A

This Is My Happening presents a Q&A with the very talented and very busy Anna Waronker:

First off, thanks for taking the time to do this for my DIY blog. I very much appreciate your time. Congratulations on the accolades you and your writing partner Charlotte Caffey (The Go Go's) have received for Lovelace: A Rock Opera. You wrote the music and co-wrote the libretto with Jeffery Leonard Bowman. That’s quite an undertaking. Bowman conceptualized the work, so how did you come to be involved with such a unique project?

AW: Jeffery came up with the idea to write a musical about Linda after reading her obituary. Charlotte and I became involved shortly after, primarily music-wise. It wasn't until several years later that we decided to turn it into a rock opera. That is when Charlotte and I got involved in writing the book and libretto. Honestly, Charlotte and I would have never become involved with Linda's story, and we are so grateful, because this show has become an incredible outlet for us both musically and emotionally.

Having been horrified by Linda Lovelace's book Ordeal, I'm a bit curious as to the tone of the musical. Some press has stated Lovelace: A Rock Musical was based on the porn film Deep Throat, but having seen the clip on the show's website, (here), it appears to heavily incorporate Ordeal and Linda Lovelace’s subsequent role as a feminist speaker. Can you explain the tone or tones of the musical? Did you manage to inject humor?

AW: It's not an adaptation of Ordeal, but we do touch on a lot of the same experiences. The show is pretty emotional. The only fun part is when she films Deep Throat, because the people involved - Harry Reems and Gerard Damiano - are such characters. There usually isn't a dry eye in the house by the end. I may have cried every time I saw it.

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Any chance of future performances in other cities in the U.S.? Or has the proverbial wad been shot? (Pardon the pun). Are you now just an owner of the work for licensing purposes?

AW: We are in the process of setting up a few different ways for people to see the show in the US. No wad has been shot. We want this show to go on for a long time.

In 2002 you released both your first solo album Naked, and Ze Malibu Kids' album Sound It Out, ( a Caffey, McDonald, Waronker version of a Cowsills experience). You also did the cult classic web series Bitchin’ Ass, which originally aired on www.reddkross.com (here). It's currently also available on youtube. It’s a really funny series, clearly done for the sake of creating art and a good time. Plus - who doesn’t love wigs?

AW: I think we did Bitchin’ Ass in 2001 or 2002. (It’s) definitely my favorite theme song that I've ever written.

Do you have any funny stories to share about the series? Speaking for the fans, we hope there are more bizarre family art projects in the future.

AW: It's all a little peek into the magical and crazy brain of Jeff McDonald. You would have to ask him.

Your new album California Fade is your first solo work in almost a decade. It seems your first album's cover art would have been perfect for this album. It’s themes are so personal. Was there any trepidation about sharing it with an audience?

AW: Yes, but that's just how I do it. Some of it is actually embarrassing to listen to sometimes, lyrically speaking. But I really love the record and it captures a very big turning point in my life - into becoming a true grown up... well, sort of.

“Can You Feel My Love” speaks about your new world with your son. How has becoming a parent influenced your writing? Your world?

AW: It has literally changed my life. In such great ways and also very hard ways. It's been a pretty radical shift in terms of my day to day life. I've been self employed my whole life, and in charge of my time. I became a very hard worker and my focus was sharp and endless. Now I have episodes of that, but my focus is naturally on Alfie (ED: her son with husband Steve McDonald). And getting rest. And having relationships with my friends and family. And keeping my work alive has never felt more important.

You seem like a confident, "kick ass" woman, and yet extremely vulnerable. It’s a precarious balance. What do you think helps keep your writing balanced in that way?

AW: First of all, thank you. My writing is as honest as I can be. Sometimes it's very much my side of the story, but I don't hold back. Writing was the first thing in my life that was ever all mine. They were my thoughts, my ideas, my gut feelings to listen to or not. My finished result. My opinion. And mostly, my place to put whatever was affecting me, instead of storing it somewhere in my mind or body.

You not only produced this record, but also took the helm on vocal and string arrangements. Are these skills that you’ve had to work at over the years via various projects, or do they come naturally to you?

AW: I have always done vocal arrangements. One of the misconceptions in That Dog was that Rachel and Petra were the harmonic geniuses. Don't get me wrong, they have insane abilities vocally, but the core sound of That Dog came from me. I have always thought in harmony, and I think that is why I enjoy doing strings as well. It's another voice to harmonize ultimately.

Any advice for writing?

AW: Don’t settle. It shows.

What’s your process?

AW: My process is all over the place. Sometimes lyrics come first. Sometimes a melody, or a chord progression. I think the thing that is most consistent is that I like to write while recording. I feel like it captures that initial chemistry.

What’s your favorite part of being a musician?

AW: How it feels when I'm doing it.

Your least favorite part of being a musician?

AW: I have hated touring and the politics a lot in my life. It has been such a long time that I don't know how I would feel about them now. Chances are that I will feel the same.

What’s next for Anna Waronker? Sounds like maybe a tour?

AW: I want California Fade to have a long life. I'd love to play some shows. I’m planning on it in April. I also want “Lovelace“ to go to New York City soon. And I want to make another record. But for right now, Alfie just woke up from his nap and I want to go scoop him up.

Thanks for your time - it is very much appreciated.

Five Foot Two Records (here) established by Anna Waronker and Charlotte Caffey, is selling California Fade, and the digital version includes two extra songs. A limited Anna EP is included with the vinyl version of California Fade - which has been given the deluxe colored vinyl treatment. This boutique label’s roster is small, but it packs a wallop and includes the work of Redd Kross members Jeff and Steve McDonald (to whom Charlotte Caffey and Anna Waronker are married, respectively). Also included is the truly fantastic and fun album Really Really Happy by The Muffs.

For a good time call, er read a review of Waronker's new album California Fade on Popshifter.com here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Paperhead Bring Nashville Brand of Psych-Pop

Nashville band Paperhead are a bit of a throwback to '60s garage pop. It jangles! They will release their eponymous LP March 22, via Chicago's Trouble In Mind Records.

We have no idea how Nashville got so lucky to have teenage bands like this, but we’re not gonna complain. God knows psychedelic music hasn’t hit us this hard since sophomore year of high school when we heard Piper at the Gates of Dawn for the first time in Jimmy Stewart’s smokey basement.
- Nashville's Dead

Grab a free MP3 "Back To Those Days" here

Drive-By Truckers Announce Tour Dates

The Go-Go Boots Episodes - Episode 6 - Drive-By Truckers

The Go-Go Boots Episodes - Episode 6 - Drive-By Truckers from Drive-By Truckers on Vimeo.

Drive By Truckers On Tour 2011
Feb 15 - Bowery Ballroom – New York NY – SOLD OUT
Feb 16 - Pullo Center @ Penn State University - York, PA
Feb 17 - Paramount Center For The Arts - Peekskill NY
Feb 18- 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
Feb 19 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
Feb 25 - Vic Theater - Chicago, IL *
Feb 26 - Vic Theater - Chicago, IL *
Feb 27 - Slow Down - Omaha, NE *
Mar 2 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV *
Mar 3 - Silverton Casino - Las Vegas, NV *
Mar 4 - Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco, CA *
Mar 5 - Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco, CA *
Mar 7 - Troubadour – West Hollywood CA – SOLD OUT
Mar 9 - Mcdonald Theater - Eugene, OR *
Mar 10 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR *
Mar 11 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC *
Mar 12 - Showbox At The Market - Seattle, WA *
Mar 15 - Wilma Theater - Missoula, MO *
Mar 16 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID *
Mar 18 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO *
Sat Mar 19 - Ogden Theate - Denver, CO w/TBA
* = w/Heartless Bastards

Wolfram ft.Hercules+Love Affair

Listen to "Fireworks" by Wolfram ft.Hercules+Love Affair here.

Beach Fossils

A bit of Jesus and Mary Chain, Cure, maybe jangly Big Star in their depressed moments, Joy Division.... here's Beach Fossils "Wide Awake"

Trashcan Sinatras Announce March Tour Dates


MARCH 2011

3 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's [downstairs]
4 Dallas, TX Loft at Gilley's
5 Austin, TX Cactus Café
7 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
8 Charlotte, NC The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
9 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
13 New York, NY Joe's Pub
14 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
16 Boston, MA Club Passim
17 Rochester, NY Lovin' Cup
18 Cleveland, OH The Winchester
20 Chicago, IL SPACE
23 Dayton, OH Canal Street Tavern
24 St Louis, MO Firebird
26 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
27 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
28 Denver, CO Walnut Room
29 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room

Arron Dean MP3

"To Mary, Love John Watson" MP3 - Link here

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Goes Commercial

Here's the new commercial for Volkswagen, featuring JSBX covering Ram Jam's "Black Betty"!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Fujiya & Miyagi "YoYo": Link here

Oberhofer "Away Frm U": Link here

Oberhofer "Petz": Link here

Warm Ghost "Open the Wormhole in Your Heart": Link here

Colin Stetson "Stars In His Head (Dark Lights Remix)": Link here

The Dodos "Black Night": Link here

Andy D "Hey Tina!": Link here

MAKE OUT "What U Doing Later": http://www.tellallyourfriendspr.com/single/MAKEOUT.WhatUDoingLater.mp3.zip

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bird of Youth Video and Debut Album

Bird of Youth will release their debut album, Defender, May 24.
Here's the video for "Right On Red."

Bird Of Youth - Right On Red from johnny north on Vimeo.

Stream "Bombs Away, She Is Here To Stay" here.

Crispin Glover Q&A With Empireonline

You may go to www.empireonline.com to find a recent Q&A they did wherein they mailed Crispin Glover questions and he answered them. Here's a link to the piece titled Crispin GLover In Conversation.

Now, Now Video and Tour Dates

Now, Now are currently in the midst of 3 months of tour dates promoting their new EP Neighbors.

Now, Now - Neighbors (Nervous Energies session)

Tour dates:
Feb 4
New Brookland Tavern w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Columbia, SC

Feb 5
Greene Street Grille w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Greensboro, NC

Feb 7
Jammin' Java w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Vienna, VA

Feb 8
First Unitarian Church w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Philadelphia, PA

Feb 9
Highline Ballroom w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
New York, NY

Feb 10
Brighton Music Hall w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Boston, MA

Feb 11
School of Rock w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
South Hackensack, NJ

Feb 12
Mr. Small's Theater w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Pittsburgh, PA

Feb 13
The Mod Club w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Feb 15
Grog Shop w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Cleveland, OH

Feb 16
The Eagle Theater w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Pontiac, MI

Feb 17
Bottom Lounge w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Chicago, IL

Feb 18
Blue Moose Tap House w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Iowa City, IA

Feb 19
The Bottleneck w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Lawrence, Kansas

Feb 20
Marquis Theatre w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Denver, CO

Feb 22
The Complex w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Salt Lake City, UT

Feb 23
The Venue w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Boise, ID

Feb 25
El Corazon w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Seattle, WA

Feb 26
Hawthorne Theater w/ Hellogoodbye, Gold Motel
Portland, OR

Feb 27
Luigi’s Fun Garden (HEADLINE SHOW)
Sacramento, California

MP3PAlooza Get "Em WHile They're Hot!

Snowblink -- "Ambergris" here.

Also -- "True" click here.

Lullwater -- "One More Time" here.

Poor But Sexy -- "Hotter Than A Poptart" click here.

La Resistance -- "Understanding" here

This District Attorneys -- "Splitsville" click here.

Duke Garwood -- "Jesus Got A Gun" Click here
Duke Garwood -- "Summer Gold" here.

Duchess Leo -- "Bloom" clickety.
Duchess Leo -- "Your Sweet Love" right here.

Asteroid #4 -- "Ignition Slated For Eight" clickety.e
Asteroid #4 -- "Wild Opal Eyes" click here.

Bardo Pond -- "Don't Know About You" here.
Bardo Pond -- "Cracker Wrist" right about here

Modern Skirts -- "Bumper Car" makenzy with the click.
Modern Skirts -- "Happy 81" Click here

Surf City -- "Kudos" Click here
Surf City -- "Crazy Rulers Of The World" Click here

Sleeping In The Aviary -- "Y.M.C.A. (No, Not That One)" Click here
Sleeping In The Aviary -- "You Don't Have To Drive" Click here

Gangpol & Mit

Gangpol & Mit will release their debut on Mar. 29 through Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings. The full length album, The 1000 Softcore Tourist People Club, will include fourteen tracks. You may hear a teaser at Bandcamp here.

Colourmusic To Release Debut LP

Colourmusic will release their debut LP My ____ Is Pink, May 10 via Memphis Industries.

Ryan Hendrix says of the album, “We wanted to focus on human sexuality and reproduction. Not in terms of turning people on; from a point of view of fear and anxiety, and how it’s the prominent decision-making force in many people’s lives.” That's about as linear as things get as Hendrix continues, “If you write a song that’s too literal, it dates it. We’d rather make things a little more subconscious. It gives a song a longer life span because you never know what’s really going on.”

As for the process of creating the album, Hendrix explains, “The music tells us what the song is going to be about. Once we have a drum beat, it’s alive. And once we come back to it, it’s basically beckoning us to finish it.”

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Best Of Ladytron

A Best of Ladytron compilation, Best of LADYTRON: 00-10' will be available March 29 via Nettwerk. And in another case of irritating things PR people do - I've included the shoddily formatted tracklisting:

Disc One

Disc Two (Deluxe Version)

1. Destroy Everything You Touch

18. The Reason Why

2. International Dateline

19. Whitelightgenerator

3. Seventeen

20. Mu-tron

4. Discotraxx

21. Black Plastic

5. Tomorrow

22. The Way That I Found You

6. Soft Power

23. True Mathematics

7. Ghosts

24. High Rise

8. Fighting In Built Up Areas

25. Black Cat

9. Playgirl

26. Another Breakfast With You

10. Blue Jeans

27. USA vs. White Noise

11. Cracked LCD

28. Commodore Rock

12. Deep Blue

29. Evil

13. Light & Magic

30. Beauty*2

14. Runaway

31. Season Of Illusions

15. The Last One Standing

32. Versus

16. Little Black Angel

33. All The Way

17. Ace of Hz

New Video From White Laces

White Laces "Motorik Twilight"

White Laces - Motorik Twilight from White Laces on Vimeo.

New TRS-80 Album

TRS-80 • HORIZONS • COMING APRIL 2011 from the fine folks at Vinyl International.

Jan Terri Documentary

Jan Terri Songs I Didn't Know Existed

Jan Terri - "I'd Like To Make It With You Babe"



Baby Lu-Lu - "Jesus Loves Me"

I bring this to you, because I love you.

Low Tour Dates 2011

Low have announced tour dates in support of their new album C’mon, on April 12th.

Low Tour Dates:
Wednesday March 16th – St. David’s Sanctuary (SXSW) - Austin, TX
Wednesday April 6th - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY *
Thursday April 14th - Harbor City School - Duluth, MN
Saturday April 16th - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday April 20th - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
Thursday April 21st - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
Friday April 22nd - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Saturday April 23rd - Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA (8pm & 10pm show)
Monday April 25th - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday April 26th - Black Cat - Washington, DC
Friday April 29th - Paramount Center - Boston, MA
Saturday April 30th - Daniel Street - Milford, CT
Monday May 2nd - Mod Club - Toronto, CAN
Tuesday May 3rd - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
Monday May 16 - Queens Social Club - Sheffield, UK

Tuesday May 17 - Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK

Wednesday May 18 -The Sage Gateshead - Gateshead, UK

Thursday May 19 - Club Academy - Manchester, UK

Friday May 20 - Trinity - Bristol, UK

Saturday May 21 - Botanique -Les Nuits du Botanique - Brussels, Belgium

Monday May 23 - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland 

Tuesday May 24 - Catharina Church - Eindhoven, Holland

Wednesday May 25 - Bataclan (with Mercury Rev) - Paris, France
Friday May 27 - Primavera Sound-ATP Stage - Barcelona, Spain

Monday May 30 - Lido - Berlin, Germany

Tuesday May 31 - Knust - Hamburg, Germany

Wednesday June 1 - Gebaude 9 - Koln, Germany

Friday June 3 - Barbican - London, UK

*supporting Explosions in the Sky

The White Stripes Are An Ex Band

Just in case the artwork on Under Great White Northern Lights and the recent reissues of their albums by Third Man wasn't enough of a clue that The White Stripes are no more - here's an official announcement:

The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.

The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.

It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about
the band and have it stay that way.

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and
incredible career.

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is
seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has
created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those
creations, with their feelings considered greatly.

With that in mind the band have this to say:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”

Meg and Jack White
The White Stripes

Jared Mees and the Grown Children

Jared Mees and the Grown Children will release their new album Only Good Thoughts Can Stay, May 10 through Tender Loving Empire.

Click here to download an MP3 of "Hungry Like A Tiger."

Jared Mees and the Grown Children Spring 2011 Tour
2/3 Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian (Jared Mees solo)
2/19 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (Jared Mees solo)
2/25 Bellingham, WA @ Western Washington University
2/27 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (Jared Mees solo)
3/3 Corvalis, OR @ Kiger Island Speakeasy
3/4 Ashland, OR @ Alex's
3/5 Ukiah, CA @ Ukiah Brewing Company
3/6 Santa Cruz CA @ Crepe Place
3/7 San Francisco, CA @ El Rio
3/8 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
3/9 Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel
3/10 Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival
3/11 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
3/12 Long Beach, CA @ El Dorado
3/13 Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
3/15 Granbury, TX @ Jam's
3/16 -3/19 Austin TX @ SXSW
3/20 Dallas, TX @ TBA
3/22 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
3/23 Grand Junction, CO @ My Friend Cy's House
3/24 Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge
3/25 Pocatello, ID @ Flipside Lounge
3/26 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

Boats Signs To Kill Rock Stars

Boats have signed to Kill Rock Stars and will release their second album Cannonballs, Cannonballs March 1B. Additionally, Boats will be touring to support Cannonballs, Cannonballs including dates at SXSW:

March 11 - Winnipeg, MB @ Lo Pub
March 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Soundbar
March 13 - Lincoln, NB @ The Clawfoot House
March 17 Austin, TX @ The Marq (SXSW)
March 21 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
March 22 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
March 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Three Club
March 24 Fresno, CA @ Bel Tower (All Ages)
March 25 Bakersfield, CA @ The Gate (All Ages)
March 27 San Francisco @ Hemlock Tavern (w/David Dondero and Franz Nicolay)
March 30 Eugene, OR @ Luckey's
March 31 Portland, OR @ The Woods
April 3 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
April 4 Olympia, WA @ The Northern (All Ages)
April 7 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
April 8 Calgary, AB @ Broken City

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tristen Live

Tristen Tour Dates February 2011
01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
02 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
03 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriets
04 - Temecula, CA - The Public House
05 - Phoenix, AZ - The Trunkspace
07 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
20 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
21 - Washington, DC - Red Palace
22 - Allston, MA - O'Brien's Pub
23 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
24 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
25 - Harribsurgh, PA - Abbey Bar
26 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea

Asobi Seksu North American Tour

ASOBI SEKSU North American Tour

2/17/2011 - Album Release Show at Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
2/25/2011 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA**
2/26/2011 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC**
2/27/2011 - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON**
2/28/2011 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL**
3/01/2011 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN**
3/03/2011 - The Badlander - Missoula, MT**
3/04/2011 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA**
3/05/2011 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC**
3/06/2011 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR**
3/08/2011 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA**
3/09/2011 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA**
3/10/2011 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA***
3/11/2011 - Casbah - San Diego, CA***
3/12/2011 - Neon Reverb Festival - Las Vegas, NV***
3/13/2011 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ***
3/14/2011 - Corazon - Santa Fe, NM***
3/22/2011 - The End - Nashville, TN****
3/23/2011 - Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN****
3/24/2011 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA****
3/25/2011 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C.****
3/26/2011 - Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA****

***w/ BRAIDS
****w/ Cults

Lord Huron Announces Tour Dates 2011

Lord Huron has announced tour dates in support of his new release Mighty EP.
You may download an MP3 for "Mighty (Painted Palms Remix)" here.

Lord Huron On Tour 2011:
02/01 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA #
02/03 Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA #
02/04 The Echo - Los Angeles, CA #
02/05 Tin Can Ale House - San Diego, CA #
03/04 Snow Ball Music Festival / Nottingham Park - Avon, CO *^
03/16 - 03/19 SXSW - Austin, TX
04/09 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR %
04/10 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA %
04/12 Bottom of The Hill - San Francisco, CA %
04/13 Bottom of The Hill - San Francisco, CA %
04/19 The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT %
04/20 Hi Dive - Denver, CO %
04/21 Slowdown - Omaha, NE %
04/22 Firebird - St Louis, MO %
04/23 Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN %
04/24 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH %

# = w/ Tennis & Air Waves
* = w/ Superhumanoids
^ = w/ Edward Sharpe
% = w/ The Rural Alberta Advantage

Royal Bangs

Royal Bangs new album Flux Outside will be available March 29th. Here's a special non official version of "Grass Helmet" for free download.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Noel Fielding and Duran Duran

Head on over to this Boosh blog upon which I stumbled for a picture of Noel Fielding, Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes. Click here

The Pee Wee Herman Show To Premiere on HBO

The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway will air on HBO March 19.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Fresh & Onlys Announce Tour

Download the MP3 for "Waterfall" from the new album Play It Strange here.


02/27 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill ~
03/16 - 03/19 Austin, TX SXSW
03/21 San Diego, CA Tin Can Alehouse
03/22 Los Angeles, CA Echo
04/12 Denver, CO Hi Dive &
04/13 Lawrence, KS The Jackpot Saloon &
04/14 Bloomington, IN The Bishop &
04/15 Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox &
04/18 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub &
04/19 Saint Louis, MO The Billiken Club !
04/20 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall %
04/21 Toronto, ON Parts & Labour &
04/22 Montreal, QC Il Motore &
04/23 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg %
04/24 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie %
04/25 Washington, DC Red Palace %
04/27 Atlanta, GA The Earl %
04/28 Birmingham AL Bottletree %

~ w/ Growlers, Pleasure Kills, Wrong Words
% w/ Crocodiles, Young Prisms
& w/ Young Prisms
! w/ Crocodiles

Ruby Coast Offer Free Album Download

Download Ruby Coast's album Whatever This Is at their bandcamp site here. I think it's a great album!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It Came From Kuchar - Official Trailer

Charlotte Caffey and Astrid McDonald

Charlotte Caffey and Astrid McDonald cover the Steel train song "Bloody Lips." This track is from an all-female album, Terrible Thrills Vol. 1, which features each of the new album's twelve tracks reinterpreted by various artists.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Tour Dates


Jan 27 York, PA – Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center*
Jan 28 Wilmington, DE – The Grand Opera House*
Jan 29 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre*
Feb 03 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre of Ithaca*
Feb 04 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom*
Feb 05 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*
Feb 10 Pawtucket, RI – The Met*
Feb 11 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Feb 12 Hartford, CT – The Webster
Mar 10 Knoxville, TN – Bijou
Mar 11 Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theatre
Mar 12 Augusta, GA – Imperial
Mar 15 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Mar 17 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Mar 19 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Mar 20 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach
Mar 21 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
Mar 23 Tallahassee, FL – The
Mar 24 Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival, Trustees Theater
Mar 24 Charleston, SC – Music
Mar 26 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln
Apr 15 Live Oak, FL – Wanee Festival
Jun 03 Ozark, AR – Wakarusa

*With Charles Bradley

Cake On Tour

See Cake ON TOUR:

February 10, 2011
The Centre For The Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC

February 12, 2011
The Moore Theater
Seattle, WA

February 13, 2011
Roseland (SOLD OUT)
Portland, OR

February 14, 2011
Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
San Francisco, CA

February 15, 2011
San Francisco, CA

February 16, 2011
San Francisco, CA

February 17, 2011
Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
San Francisco, CA

February 18, 2011
Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Los Angeles, CA

February 19, 2011
Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Los Angeles, CA

February 20, 2011
Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Los Angeles, CA

February 21, 2011
Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Los Angeles, CA

March 18, 2011
The Troxy
London, England

March 19, 2011
La Cigale (SOLD OUT)
Paris, France

March 20, 2011
Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 14, 2011
9:30 Club
Washington DC

April 15, 2011
9:30 Club
Washington DC

April 16, 2011
9:30 Club
Washington DC

April 17, 2011
Keswick Theater
Philadelphia, PA

April 18, 2011
Keswick Theater
Philadelphia, PA

April 21, 2011
Terminal 5
New York, NY

April 22, 2011
Wang Center
Boston, MA

April 23, 2011
State Theater
Portland, ME

May 17, 2011
Masonic Auditorium
Cleveland, OH

May 18, 2011
Royal Oak Theater
Detroit, MI

May 19, 2011
Arnoff Center
Cincinnati, OH

May 20, 2011
Buffalo, NY

May 21, 2011
Sound Academy
Toronto, ON

Echo & the Bunnymen To Perform Crocodiles Live

Echo & The Bunnymen will be performing Crocodiles & Heaven Up Here live on newly announced dates.

9th May Boston – Paradise Club
11th May Washington – 9.30 club
12th May Philadelphia – Trocadero
13th May New York – Irving Plaza ’
16th May Toronto – Phoenix Theatre
17th May Chicago – Vic Theatre
19th May San Francisco – Warfield Theatre
20th May Las Vegas – Red Rock Casino ’
21st May L.A. – Club Nokia Theatre
22nd May Anaheim – House Of Blues

New Tracks From Sue Denim

According to her Twitter feeed, Sue Denim of Robots in Disguise has uploaded some new tracks to Soundcloud. You can find them here. The tracks, entitled "Without You" and "I Want to See U Again. Denim said of the tracks, "I think it can safely be said I'm taking lo-fi to it's lowest!!"

Nobunny To Embark On First Tour

Click here to download a really fun modern power pop song "Live It Up" by Nobunny.

Nobunny has announced tour dates in support of his album First Blood, available on Goner Records.

Wed 2-Feb Olympia, WA @ The Northern
Thu 3-Feb Vancouver, BC @ The Railway Club
Fri 4-Feb Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
Sat 5-Feb Portland, OR @ Slabtown Bar
Wed 9-Feb San Francisco, CA @ The Knock-Out
Thu 10-Feb Sacramento, CA @ The Hub
Fri 11-Feb Los Angeles, CA @ 6th Street Warehouse
Sat 12-Feb San Diego, CA @ Til-Two Club
Sun 13-Feb Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
Tue 15-Feb Austin, TX @ Emo's
Wed 16-Feb Houston, TX @ Rudyard's
Thu 17-Feb Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Fri 18-Feb Tulsa, OK @ The Eclipse
Sun 20-Feb Santa Fe, NM @ Corazon
Tue 22-Feb Phoenix, AZ @ Sound Kontrol
Wed 23-Feb Chino, CA @ Warehouse @ 12th & G
Fri 25-Feb San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill (Noise Pop)

Andy D To Release Sophomore LP

Andy D will release his second full length album, Songs In The Key Of Magic
on March 15 via Roaring Colonel Records. Think of him as another incarnation of Har Mar Superstar? Maybe?

Upcoming Tour Dates
2/5 - Champaigne-Urbana, IL - Mike & Molly's*
2/12 - Chicago, IL - Elbo Room**
2/16 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop*
2/17 - Indianapolis, IN - The Melody Inn*
2/18 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's***
2/19 - Evansville, IN - The Duck Inn*
3/16 - 3/20 - Austin, TX - SXSW
4/5 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdys****

*with Hey Penny
**with Brad Cole's Acoustic Circus
***with Hey Penny & Big Fresh
****with Electric Six

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hunx and His Punx Announce Tour Dates

Click here to download "Lover's Lane" by Hunx and His Punx.
Hunx and His Punks are touring to support the new album, Too Young To Be In Love, available March 29.

Hunx and His Punk 2011 Tour Dates:
02/26 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Grand Ballroom !
03/16 - 03/19 Austin, TX - SXSW
04/02 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill $
04/08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo $
04/09 - San Diego, CA - Tin Can Ale House $
04/10 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress $
04/12 - Austin, TX - Emo's (Indoor) $
04/13 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's (Downstairs) $
04/14 - New Orleans, LA - Spellcaster Lodge $
04/15 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Mess Around at The Earl
04/16 - Nashville, TN - The End #$
04/18 - Durham, NC - Duke Coffee House $
04/19 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe $
04/20 - New York, NY - Cake Shop $
04/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie $
04/22 - Swarthmore, PA - Olde Club $
04/23 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands $
04/24 - Cambridge, MA - T.T. the Bear's $
04/26 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa $
04/27 - Toronto, ONT - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern $
04/28 - Detroit, MI - The Old Miami $
04/29 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle $
04/30 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club $
05/01 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry $
05/03 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium $
05/04 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr. $
05/05 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar $
05/07 - Denver, Co - Hi Dive $

! = w/ Best Coast & Wavves
$ = w/ Shannon & The Clams
# = w/ Jeff The Brotherhood

Pardon The Fleshtones For Living....

The Fleshtones have put on some of the best and most fun concerts I have eve attended. I might have even played tambourine at one.

A new Fleshtones 45 will be available via Yeproc at the end of February. It features Bite Of My Soul b/w Remember the Ramones. The 45 precedes the new album Brooklyn Sound Solution, due in mid-March.

Wanda Jackson

The new Wanda Jackson album, The Party Ain't Over is available today via Jack White's Third Man Records. I'm listening to it now and it's smokin'. I can't wait 'til the copy of Wanda Jackson Live at Third Man I ordered shows in the mail!

Be sure to catch Wanda Jackson and the Third Man House Band tonight on Conan.

Thanks to youtube user matlraw

Joan As Police Woman's New Video “The Magic”

“The Magic” by Joan As Policewoman

Joan As Police Woman’s new album, The Deep Field, is available now via her website and itunes, but the CD and vinyl versions, available April 12, will include a bonus track.

Acrylics NEw Single and Video "Nightwatch"

Click here to download Acrylics new song "Nightwatch." And here for "Molly's Vertigo."

Acrylics - "Nightwatch" (Stereogum Premiere) from stereogum on Vimeo.

Smoking Popes Tour Dates 2011

Chicago's own Smoking Popes have announced tour dates in support of their album This is Only a Test, which will be released March 15th.

This is Only a Test marks the bands' first concept album, exploring the theme of the life of a teen. Singer/Guitarist Songwriter Josh Caterer explains, “When I first got the idea to write from a teenage perspective, the individual songs came really quickly. I wrote a song a day for five days. That’s half the album in less than a week. I never write that fast! Each song stands alone as a snapshot from this kid's life. The story doesn't unfold like a narrative. It's more like a collage."

Smoking Popes New Tour Dates:
Sat- Mar 19 The Sail Inn Tempe AZ
Sun- Mar 20 Casbah San Diego CA
Tue- Mar 22 Slidebar Fullerton CA
Wed- Mar 23 Key Club West Hollywood CA
Thu- Mar 24 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo CA
Fri- Mar 25 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Sat- Mar 26 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz CA
Mon- Mar 28 Alberta Rose Theatre Portland OR
Tue- Mar 29 El Corazon Seattle WA
Thu- Mar 31 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT
Fri- Apr 1 Hi Dive Denver CO
Sat- Apr 2 The Riot Room Kansas City MO
Sun- Apr 3 Double Door Chicago IL

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tim Heidecker To Release Album

Tim Heidecker & Davin Wood of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! will release an album, Starting From Nowhere, March 15th on Little Record Company.

Download “Wedding Song” by Heidecker & Wood here.

Blondes Tour Dates and Free Mixtape

Free BLONDES mixtape here.

BLONDES (European Dates)
2.05 Berlin, Germany - Picknick
2.11 London, UK - Durrr at XOYO
2.17 Nantes, France - Lieu Unique
2.18 Antwerp, Belgium - Karveel
2.19 Glasgow, UK - Death Disco at The Arches
2.24 London, UK - Sup Magazine Release Party
2.25 Helsinki, Finland - YK
2.26 Copenhagen, Denmark - Dunkel Club

BLONDES (supporting Simian Mobile Disco and The Juan Maclean)
3.08 Vancouver, BC - Venue
3.09 Seattle, WA - Neumos
3.10 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
3.11 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre (HARD)
3.12 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia (HARD)
3.14 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
3.16 Chicago, IL - The Mid
3.17 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
3.18 Montreal, QC - SAT
3.19 New York, NY - Terminal 5 (HARD)
3.22 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
3.24 Miami, FL - White Room, SMD “Delicatessen” Party
3.25 Miami, FL – Vagabond, Fixed Party

The Velvet Mouse Show - Must See for '70s Cartoon Fans

Episode 2 of The Velvet Mouse Show - Bunk Beds

Episode 3 Lucky Paints the World

Episode 4 Lucky's In Love

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Performing On Jimmy Fallon

"Round and Round" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti on Jimmy Fallon 1/19

thanks to youtube user mtvvmas2k10

Thee Gravemen

Available via Dirty Water Records

The second Dirty Water Records festival will take place on Saturday May 28 at the Boston Arms Music Room, Tufnell Park, London.
The bill so far:

· The Parkinsons (Portugal)
· The Wildebeests (Scotland)
· Thee Exciters (Southhampton)
· Thee Gravemen (Sweden)
· much more to come

Rachel Goodrich Covers Micachu & the Shapes

Click here to download the MP3 for Rachel Goodrich's cpver of "Golden Phone." The song has been featured in the blackberry ballerina commercial.

Goodrich's second full length album, the self titled Rachel Goodrich, will be available February 22nd via her own Yellow Bear Records.

Thursday, January 20th @ Hotel Cafe (Residency) - Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, January 27th @ Hotel Cafe (Residency) - Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, January 29th @ Amnesia - San Francisco, CA
Thursday, February 3rd @ Hotel Cafe (Residency) Los Angeles, CA


Download the new Eatliz MP3 for "Lose This Child" here. It's from the album Teasing Nature, which is available now outside of the U.S. It will be available in America this summer.

As usual another genius video.

Joseph Arthur Tour Dates 2011

January 20, 2011
Watercolor Cafe
Larchmont, NY

January 21, 2011
Tin Angel
Philadelphia, PA

January 28, 2011
Club Helsinki
Hudson, NY

February 3, 2011
City Winery
New York, NY

February 5, 2011
City Winery
New York, NY

February 8, 2011
Bootleg Theater
Los Angeles, CA

February 15, 2011
Bootleg Theater
Los Angeles, CA

February 22, 2011
Bootleg Theater
Los Angeles, CA

March 1, 2011
Bootleg Theater
Los Angeles, CA

April 17, 2011
Indio, CA

April 22, 2011
Byron Bay Bluesfest

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Big Star Film To Be Released

nothing can hurt me: the Big Star story (trailer) from heyadele webdesign on Vimeo.

From Nothing Can Hurt Me: The Big Star Story

Twilight SIngers UK Tour Dates

The Twilight Singers 2011 European Tour
3/18/11 London - Electric Ballroom
3/19/11 Glasgow - Arches
3/20/11 Manchester - Moho Live
3/21/11 Brighton - Komedia Theatre
3/23/11 Cologne - Luxor
3/25/11 Oslo - Parkteatret
3/26/11 Stockholm - Debaser
3/27/11 Copenhagen - Vega Jr
3/28/11 Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg
3/30/11 Brussels - Ancienne Belgique
3/31/11 Paris - La Fleche D'Or
4/01/11 Amsterdam - Paradiso
4/02/11 Lucerne – Schuur
4/09/11 Vienna – Meet Factory
4/10/11 Warsaw - Stodola
4/12/11 Helsinki - Tavastia
4/14/11 Thessaloniki - Principal Theater
4/15/11 Athens - Gagarin Club
4/16/11 Tel Aviv - Reading3
4/17/11 Tel Aviv - Reading3

The band will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live February 23.

Chicago's Tiger Bones To Release EP

Chicago's Tiger Bones are set to release their debut EP Go Over Here via Dedd Foxx on March 1. Download the single "Kill Them."

Twin Tigers Tour Dates

Twin Tigers Tour Dates

Jan 26 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 27 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
Jan 28 - Pianos - New York, NY
Jan 29 - Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY
Jan 30 - TT The Bears - Boston, MA
Feb 1 - Le Divan Orange - Montreal, QC
Feb 2 - El Mocambo Club - Toronto, ON
Feb 3 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
Feb 4 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
Feb 5 - The End - Nashville, TN
Feb 10 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
Feb 12 - Caledonia Lounge - Athens, GA

New J Mascis Album and Tour Dates

The J Mascis debut solo album Several Shades of Why is an acoustic record and will be released March 15th. Here's the new MP3 "Not Enough".

J Mascis Tour dates:
3.10.2011 Ithaca, NY - Castaways *
3.11.2011 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
3.22.2011 Brattleboro, VT - Headroom Stages
3.23.2011 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live *
3.24.2011 New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge *
3.25.2011 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
3.26.2011 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
3.30.2011 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop *
3.31.2011 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig *
4.1.2011 Chicago, IL - Subterranean *
4.2.2011 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
4.7.2011 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
4.8.2011 Athens, GA - The Melting Point *
4.9.2011 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle *
4.10.2011 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
4.29.2011 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern **
4.30.2011 Portland, OR - Dante's **
5.3.2011 Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place**
5.4.2011 San Francisco, CA - The Independent **
5.5.2011 Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar **
5.6.2011 Echo Park, CA - Echo **
5.7.2011 San Diego, CA - The Casbah **
*w/ Kurt Vile and the Violators
** w/ Black Heart Procession

Fergus & Geronimo

Fergus & Geronimo have that groovy garage sound down pat on this new single ! Their debut album Unlearn is available now, and you may download the MP3 for the track "Baby Don't You Cry"

Here's an older track "Powerful Lovin" :

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

R Stevie Moore Seeks Funds Via Kickstarter

Visit to help indie stalwart R Stevie Moore with his next project.
Just click Moore's kickstarter to learn more about the project and special exciting bonuses!

TRAILER– Phonography: The R. Stevie Moore Story from jon demiglio on Vimeo.

Foals On Tour

Foals Live:
April 10, 2011 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom
April 11, 2011 Seattle Showbox at the Market
April 12, 2011 Portland Wonder Ballroom
April 14, 2011 San Francisco Great American Music Hall
April 19, 2011 Houston Fitzgerald’s
April 20, 2011 Dallas Granada Theater (w/Cut Copy, Holy Ghost, Naked & Famous)
April 21, 2011 Austin La Zona Rosa
April 22, 2011 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont
April 23, 2011 St Louis Firebird
April 26, 2011 Chicago Metro
April 27, 2011 Columbus Outland Live
April 29, 2011 Cleveland Beachland Ballroom
April 30, 2011 Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 01, 2011 Montreal Le National
May 02, 2011 Boston Paradise Rock Club
May 04, 2011 New York Terminal 5
May 05, 2011 Philadelphia TLA
May 06, 2011 DC 9:30 Club
May 07, 2011 Baltimore Ottobar
May 08, 2011 Providence The Met
May 11, 2011 Mexico City Viva Cuervo Salon (support TBD)
Freelance Whales is main support on all dates, with The Naked and Famous opening, except where noted.

The Kills Announce Tour Dates

Catch The Kills Live!

March 29, Antwerp Trix
March 30, Holland Melkweg
March 31, London Heaven
April 2, Milan Tunnel
April 6, Paris Le Bataclan
April 8, Berlin Huxley’s
April 15, San Diego House of Blues *
April 19, Dallas Granada Theatre
April 20, Austin La Zona Rosa
April 22, Nashville Cannery Ballroom
April 23, Atlanta Masquerade
April 24, Washington, DC 9.30 Club
April 26, Boston Royale
April 27, Philadelphia Theatre of the Living Arts
April 29, New York Terminal 5
April 30, Montreal L’Olympia
May 01, Toronto Sound Academy
May 03, Detroit Majestic Theatre
May 04, Chicago Vic Theatre
May 05, Minneapolis First Avenue
May 08, Vancouver Commodore Ballroom
May 09, Seattle Showbox at The Market
May 10, Portland Wonder Ballroom
May 11, San Francisco The Fillmore

U.S. special guests Cold Cave and the Entrance Band. *Except San Diego w/ The Foals.
You can get a special signed art print by The Kills if you buy tickets here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Genius of Yacht Rock

Yacht Rock Episode One - so smooooth

Hey! The Zooey Deschanel Show - Episode 1 - ACTING

youtube user noelkristi

I really hope Noel Kristi makes it big.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Redd Kross Dust Off An Oldie

Redd Kross, alias Red Cross recently performed the Posh Boy EP live.

Tyhanks to youtube user FurleyVision for posting!

And Jeff goes all Edward Cullen on us:

Mogwai North American Tour Dates

Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will tracklisting:

White Noise

Mexican Grand Prix

Rano Pano

Death Rays

San Pedro
Letters To The Metro

George Square Thatcher Death Party
How To Be A Werewolf

Too Raging To Cheers

You're Lionel Richie

Mogwai North American Tour Dates:

Apr 19: 9.30 Club, Washington DC

Apr 20: Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia

Apr 21: Webster Hall, New York

Apr 22: Webster Hall, New York

Apr 23: Paradise Rock Club, Boston

Apr 25: Olympia Theater, Montreal

Apr 26: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

Apr 27: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh

Apr 28: St. Andrews Hall, Detroit

Apr 29: Metro, Chicago

Apr 30: Slowdown, Omaha

May 2: Bluebird Theater, Denver

May 3: In The Venue, Salt Lake City

May 5: Wonder Ballroom, Portland

May 6: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver

May 7: Showbox at the Market, Seattle

May 9: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

May 10: Mayan Theater, Los Angeles

May 11: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

May 13: Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque

May 15: Granada Theatre, Dallas

May 16: Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin

May 17: Warehouse Live, Houston

May 19: Workplay Theater, Birmingham

May 20: Center Stage, Atlanta

Pithy Sweet Streaming tracks from their new EP

Pithy Sweet are streaming a track from their Hole In My Pocket EP every week until release. You may listen to tracks from the release here.

New Album From The Kills

The Kills new album Blood Pressure will be released April 5 in the U.S. and April 4th throughout the rest of the world. They're taking over and taking no prisoners.

Blood Pressure was recorded in Michigan at Key Club. Jamie Hince produced while Bill Skibbe co-produced. (It's an arduous process kids, don;t try it at home. Ok do). Tour dates will be announced shortly, as opposed to longly. For more information, such as the tracklisting, clickenzy here.

The Ongoing Brilliance of Ken Stringfellow

Sources say there will be a new album from Ken Stringfellow under the collaborative moniker The Disciplines. Apparently Stringfellow and mates are still working on the final touches.
The release is titled Virgins of Menace and it will be available February 15 in the U.S. and March 7 elsewhere. If I get some MP3s for download I'll post them as soon as I can. Meanwhile check out the band's website 'round about here. There is a stream of the single "Kill the Killjoy" and it rocks - needless to say.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Los Peyotes Are Out of the Garage

DIG the groovy sounds of Los Peyotes "Garaje o Muerte"

You may purchase this tune and more via Dirty Water Records if you just click here.

Marni Stern / Tera Melos Tour Dates

Marni Stern / Tera Melos Tour:
February 2011
18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo - w/ Tera Melos
19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar - w/ Tera Melos
20 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch - w/ Tera Melos
22 - San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven - w/ Tera Melos
23 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk - w/ Tera Melos
24 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall - w/ Tera Melos
25 - New Orleans, LA @ Parish @ House of Blues - w/ Tera Melos
26 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder - w/ Tera Melos
27 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth - w/ Tera Melos
28 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn - w/ Tera Melos
March 2011
1 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade - w/ Tera Melos
2 - Washington, DC @ The Red Palace - w/ Tera Melos
3 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - w/ Tera Melos
4 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House - w/ Tera Melos
6 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs - w/ Tera Melos
7 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Il Motore - w/ Tera Melos
8 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Wrongbar - w/ Tera Melos
9 - Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt - w/ Tera Melos
10 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean - w/ Tera Melos
11 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr - w/ Tera Melos
12 - Englewood, CO @ Moe's - w/ Tera Melos
13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court - w/ Tera Melos
15 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project - w/ Tera Melos
16 - Portland, OR @ Branx - w/ Tera Melos
18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill - w/ Tera Melos
19 - Sacramento, CA @ Sol Collective - w/ Tera Melos

KRS also released a free mp3 of a remix of "The Things You Notice" by Max Tundra. You may d/l it here.

Meat Beat Manifesto Announce Tour Dates

Meat Beat Manifesto have announced a U.S. tourto support the release of their recently released album, Answers Come in Dreams.

Feb 2 - Seattle, WA EL Corazon
Feb 3 - Portland, OR Peter’s Room Under Roseland
Feb 4 - Vancouver, BC Venue
Feb 9 - Los Angeles, CA El Rey
Feb 11 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
Feb 15 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Feb 16 - Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Feb 19 - New York, NY Santo’s Party House

A Message and New Album From Urge Overkill

The new Urge Overkill album Rock&Roll Submarine, will be available April 26. If you want to trade your email address for an mp3 of "Effigy" click here.

A Message from Nash Kato and King Roeser:

Urge Overkill are pleased to formally announce our long-awaited return from the depths of studio silence with a brand new offering: all aboard the Rock&Roll Submarine! We are thrilled that this seaman's dozen o'fresh tracks reflect our time-tested love of all things both Musical and Nautical. And you can expect, loyal listener, the same-gauge torpedoes Urge Overkill has always delivered on target. This sure-to-be controversial recording is now entering its final stage of mixing, and our sonic-sonar is set to "STUN." So check our WarBoard for album updates, as we can't wait to submURGE and recruit some new mates on tour.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Julian Barratt In Little Crackers

More from the Mighty Boosh family tree - Julian Barratt - Little Crackers Satan's Hoof. Barratt not only plays Satan, but he directed and did the music.

Courtesy of youtube user mrdazbear1969